I did the original render in the same pose for an exhibition and gave some prints in 2011. I saw it again a few weeks ago and I thought it was awful, so I decided to re create a new one with a better look. Final render is 10200 px tall, too bad fur gets lost at this resolution.
Maya for modeling, mental ray for rendering, Mudbox and Photoshop for texture painting.
Some prints available here and in:
thanks for watching, and thanks for the support